The Oxford-Cambridge Arc, or ‘knowledge corridor’, is of vital economic importance in the UK; home to leading international universities and science and technology companies.

Reflecting its significance, a strategic vision for the Arc was delivered by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and received Government support in the November 2017 Budget.

Plans for the corridor include a new EastWest Rail line (‘Varsity Line’) connecting Oxford and Cambridge by 2030 and the accelerated development of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.

Housing forms the other key part of the strategy; the goal is to deliver one million new homes in the corridor by 2050, through settlement expansion and the development of up to five new towns or villages.

With offices across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc in Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, Bidwells is in a unique position to assist investors, landowners and developers to maximise the opportunities presented by this huge project. 

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Growth Corridor’s leading voices pack out inaugural Bidwells conference

Bidwells teamed up with the two leading land and property industry titles, EG and Farmers Weekly, to bring the investment and development community together to asses and review the opportunities and challenges ahead for the Oxford to Cambridge Growth Corridor.
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Introducing the Oxbridge Growth Corridor

The Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor is of vital economic importance in the UK; home to leading international universities and science and technology companies.
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Preferred route of Oxford to Cambridge Expressway Announced

A broad corridor – known as Route B - has been announced as the preferred route for the Oxford end of the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway road.
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Cambridge office market shrugs off uncertainty to post busiest year since 2014

Take up in Cambridge’s office and labs market hit a five-year high in H2 2019 with science and tech occupiers shrugging off last year’s political and economic uncertainty in the race for space in Cambridge’s world class cluster.

Insights and Research

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Our View on Oxfordshire Offices and Labs Spring 2019

Bidwells latest Oxfordshire Offices and Labs research shows a step-change in take-up, while pressure on the city's office stock remains driven by accelerating growth in science and tech employment across the market.
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Our View on Norfolk and Suffolk Offices Spring 2019

Bidwells latest Norfolk and Suffolk Offices and Labs research shows Norwich is feeling the impact of a shortage of high quality office space containing take up. Reflecting the stock shortages, the availability rate has declined for four consecutive years to a near ten year low, while requirements continue to climb.
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Our View on M1 South Offices Spring 2019

Milton Keynes saw above-average take-up in 2018. Bidwells research shows that, while the overall availability rate in Milton Keynes has drifted upwards over the last three years, demand for high quality space has depleted Grade A stock to an historic low.



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Rob Hopwood

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Alex Cox

Partner, Residential Development

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Jess Hall

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Matt Dawson

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